Toolsday Giveaway: Win an Angle Grinder

Last Toolsday, we posted a photo of a metal gadget with a wooden handle and asked you to tell us what it is used for.  Popular answers included bottle opener, a speciality wrench and a tool used to remove nails from a horse’s shoe. The real answer is a dental key. It’s a tool that was used in the early 1800s to extract teeth – ouch! 

We randomly picked one winner out of all last week’s comments and that lucky person is Doug, who thought it was a pair of tongs for carrying cylindrical objects. Congrats Doug, even though you answered incorrectly, you still win. You have exactly one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday we will be giving away a Craftsman Angle Grinder.  The cordless 4-1/2″ grinder is designed for comfort and ease of use.  It comes with an auxiliary handle that can be adjusted to three different positions. The powerful 19.2-volt motor allows for 6500 RPM no-load speed so you can get the job done fast. 

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To win the Craftsman Angle Grinder, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what this little device is called.  You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, January 22, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that. 

You have until January 22, 2013, 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the Craftsman Angle Grinder.

Official Rules.


2,193 Responses

  1. Gryphon says:

    It's a boot jack, for jacking boots.

    How many boots could a boot jack boot, if a boot jack could jack boots? Higher capacity home models could jack up to 7 boots per minute, while industrial models could effectively handle one every 1.3 seconds.

  2. frumonce says:

    Cowboy Boot Take-r-off-r

  3. Annie says:

    A Boot Jack, it looks antique!

  4. Jeffrey Burnett says:

    a door wedge to keep a door open

  5. winwinlobsterdin says:

    Coat hanger

  6. Cris V says:

    Shoe remover

  7. antony mercer says:

    Don't know ….but I will go with boot remove

  8. Susn says:

    Looks like a boot remover.

  9. jose says:

    Old boot jack

  10. Joseph Menard says:

    Boot Jack

  11. Lynn says:

    Cowboy Boot Remover. You can still buy them!

  12. milanmyers says:

    Boot jack.

  13. Art says:

    Boot holder for polishing

  14. William Carroll says:

    Boot jack

  15. Carolyn E says:

    door stop

  16. Omar says:

    Door stoper

  17. randie kelley says:

    for assisting with pulling boots off

  18. roger says:

    boot remover

  19. jmarine says:

    Door stop

  20. Marsha says:

    foot pedal from an old church organ

  21. Jeff says:

    Old Boot Jack

  22. Erin Carlsen says:

    Looks like a large door stop to me

  23. Joe says:

    a boot remover

  24. colleen says:

    boot remoer

  25. kvn says:

    a great door stop


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